Nevertheless, She Persisted

Music by Women Composers from the 12th Century to Today

With Guest Artist: 

Alix Raspé, harp

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 7:30 PM 

First Parish Milton

535 Canton Ave. Milton, MA

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 7:30 PM 
Harvard Epworth Church

1555 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 

For Thee We Sing

A Musical Tribute to Our Veterans

Featuring world premieres by composers, Brian John and Charles Tarver.

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 7:30 PM 
St. Peter's Episcopal Church 

838 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 

Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Shirley Meeting House

41 Brown Rd. Shirley, MA

Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Christ Congregational Church

1350 Pleasant Street, Brockton, MA

My Kingdom 

Song & Verse from New England

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 7:30 PM
St. Peter's Episcopal Church 

838 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge, 


Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 7:30 PM

Shirley Meeting House

41 Brown Rd. Shirley, MA

Anchoring the program around Louisa May Alcott’s poem, “My Kingdom,” Ensemble Lyrae has commissioned Vartan Aghababian,

Eva Conley Kendrick, Brian John, and Charles Tarver, four consummate composers with ties to New England, to set the poem. Other selections include Juliana Hall’s “Syllables of Velvet, Sentences of Plush,” which brings to life Emily Dickinson’s charming and profound letters. Also featured is Theodore Chanler’s masterpiece, the song cycle “Eight Epitaphs.” These pieces will complement the commissioned works, and, combined, will each express the great beauty and diversity of style, wit, and wisdom of this artistically rich region.

'New England Scenery' by Fredric Edwin Church 

© 2016 by Ensemble Lyrae 

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